UCF’s public policy certificate and degree prepare students to understand the interdependence of public administration and policy research with a major focus on evaluation and decision-making in a collaborative environment. Based at UCF Downtown, the School of Public Administration’s programs are strategically placed a short distance from dozens of government offices, nonprofits and thinktanks, which provide opportunities for students to gain immersive experiences. This professional degree program and graduate certificate enable you to apply evidence-based policy formulation, implementation and evaluation frameworks in an area that fits your research interests in environmental, education, immigration, homeland security, criminal justice, health policy and more.

What to expect with a public policy degree.

Faculty

Thomas Bryer, Ph.D.

Professor

Public Administration

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Gregg Buckingham, Ed.D.

Lecturer

Public Administration

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Deborah Carroll, Ph.D.

Associate Professor and CPNM Director

Public Administration, Center for Public and Nonprofit Management

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Yue "Gurt" Ge, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Public Administration

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Jeremy Hall, Ph.D.

Professor and Public Affairs Program Coordinator

Public Administration, Doctoral Program in Public Affairs

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Christopher Hawkins, Ph.D.

Professor

Public Administration

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Xi Huang, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Public Administration

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Qian Hu, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Public Administration

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Naim Kapucu, Ph.D.

Pegasus Professor

Public Administration

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Sarah Larson, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Public Administration

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Kuotsai Tom Liou, Ph.D.

Professor

Public Administration

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Lawrence Martin, Ph.D., MSW, MBA

Professor

Public Administration

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David Mitchell, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Public Administration

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Suzette Myser, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Public Administration

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Melvin Rogers, M.S.

Associate Instructor

Public Administration

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Abdul-Akeem Sadiq, Ph.D.

Associate Professor and Public Policy and Public Administration Academic Program Coordinator

Public Administration and Public Policy

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Luis Santiago, Ph.D.

Associate Professor and MSURP Academic Program Coordinator

Public Administration

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Daniel Seigler, Ph.D.

Lecturer and Internship Director

Public Administration

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Kelly Stevens, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Public Administration

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Jungwon Yeo, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Public Administration

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Staci Zavattaro, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Public Administration

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